Our Opportunities

Welcome to California State University, Northridge (CSUN) Scholarship Opportunities Homepage.

The application period for the 2020-2021 academic year is officially open! Please log in to complete and submit a new General Application. New opportunities will be added periodically, so please continuously log in to check out whats new! The majority of the opportunities offered through the Matador Scholarship Program (MSP) run February through May and awarded for the following academic year. Please get your General Application submitted early so that we may email you when new opportunities are added to the portal.

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Unless otherwise noted, students enrolled in self-support programs through Tseng College are not eligible to apply.

To apply to any of the scholarships listed below, click the “Sign In” button on this page to begin. You must have a CSUN Username and Password to sign in. Any student who has applied to or attends California State University, Northridge (CSUN) (i.e., anyone who has a myNorthridge Portal log in) can apply for scholarships using this site.

Once logged in, you will be prompted to complete a required general application profile. This profile will allow the portal to match you to scholarship opportunities based on your submitted answers. The myMatador Scholarship
portal is used by colleges, departments, clubs, and offices throughout campus to run scholarship competitions.

Please note the following:

  • Students must first complete the General Application Profile before applying to individual scholarships.
  • Matador Scholarships Program* (MSP) General Eligibility Criteria: (Unless otherwise noted).
  • Minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA for incoming freshmen, transfer students and current Northridge undergraduates
  • Minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA for current Northridge graduate students and incoming graduate students
  • Full-time enrollment (12 units for undergraduate and credential students, 8 units for graduate students) each semester scholarship funds are received (Unless otherwise noted).
  • Pursuing your first bachelor’s or graduate degree, or credential.

Please keep in mind:

  • To be considered for scholarships a new general scholarship application must be completed every year, this would included any essays and letters of recommendation. Renewals will not be automatically granted. You may edit your application at any time even after submission, but BEFORE the scholarship deadline.
  • Most scholarships that are open will be awarded for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. A few opportunities may be available for the current 19-20 academic year.
my MatadorScholarships Important Dates

The my Matador Scholarships portal opens as of November of each academic year.
The Northridge Scholars Program (NSP) runs November-February
The Matador Scholarship Program (MSP) runs: February-May
CSU System Wide Scholarships run: February to April

All scholarships close at 11:59 P.M. Pacific Standard Time on the noted deadline date. Please note that all scholarship application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due by the deadline noted within each opportunity.

GOOD LUCK AND GO MATADORS!

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
$2,000.00 Associated Students Phyllis Perkins Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Roy Pirchio Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship Honoring Students who Lost their Lives in the Northridge Earthquake
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at California State University, Northridge and provides excellent, meaningful programs...
The Associated Students is the primary advocate for students at...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$8,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship in Honor of Jolene Koester
Dr. Jolene Koester accepted the appointment as California State University Northridge’s fourth President in July 2000. She announced her retirement...
Dr. Jolene Koester accepted the appointment as California State...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $8,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 Associated Students Scholarship in Recognition of Tom Piernik
Tom Piernik was named the Director of Involvement Development in 2013 and served as the University Advisor to the Associated Students Senate for 23...
Tom Piernik was named the Director of Involvement Development in 2013...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies California Homebuilding Foundation Scholarship
The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is the research and education center for California’s homebuilding and construction industries....
The California Homebuilding Foundation (CHF) is the research and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$2500.00 Crankstart Transfer Scholars Scholarship Program
The goal of the Crankstart Transfer Scholarship Program is to support California Community College Transfer Students who enroll or are currently...
The goal of the Crankstart Transfer Scholarship Program is to support...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1000.00 Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment
The Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment will award an annual scholarship to students who are members of the CSUN’s Young Democrats Organization. The...
The Ed Burke Scholarship Endowment will award an annual scholarship to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2000.00 Graduate Equity Program
The Graduate Equity Program is designed to increase the diversity of students completing a graduate degree, encourage further study in a doctoral...
The Graduate Equity Program is designed to increase the diversity of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$3,300 Liane Mariel Schweid Memorial Scholarship
The Liane Mariel Schweid Scholarship was established by Liane’s parents to honor her memory and commitment to the field of Social Work. Lani, as...
The Liane Mariel Schweid Scholarship was established by Liane’s parents...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $3,300
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship
The Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship Fund was created by the will of the late Mabel Wilson Richards. This scholarship is reserved for students who...
The Mabel Wilson Richards Scholarship Fund was created by the will of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Alan Campos Dream Big Scholarship
Alan Campos’ path to entrepreneurship and philanthropy started in 2010 while he was a student at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. When the...
Alan Campos’ path to entrepreneurship and philanthropy started in 2010...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP CAM Foundation Scholarship
“The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to students who reflect the values strength of character self-reliance,...
“The Cortez A. Murdock Foundation Scholarships will be awarded to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP David Simmons Scholarship
David Simmons was a man of humble beginnings and high hopes for the future. He believed in education and read every book in his home town library...
David Simmons was a man of humble beginnings and high hopes for the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment
The MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of former CSUN student Debra Sue Dunn, who tragically passed away...
The MSP Debra Sue Dunn Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1200.00 MSP Dorothy P. Johnson Scholarship
About the Donor: A proud mother and CSUN alumna, Dorothy earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology and urban studies, later earning her teaching...
About the Donor: A proud mother and CSUN alumna, Dorothy earned a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1200.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Gene and Deanna Detchemendy Scholarship
The Gene and Deanna Detchemendy Scholarship Endowment was established to recognize and reward outstanding student leaders choosing to enhance their...
The Gene and Deanna Detchemendy Scholarship Endowment was established to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Gertude White Sievert Scholarship Fund
This Gertude White Sievert Scholarship Fund was established to award an undergraduate or graduate student who has returned to CSUN, after a...
This Gertude White Sievert Scholarship Fund was established to award an...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Guravitz-Shaw Scholarship Endowment
About the Donor: Frederick Shaw is an alumnus of the University having earned a baccalaureate degree in History in 1971. Before coming to the...
About the Donor: Frederick Shaw is an alumnus of the University having...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,500.00 MSP J. Eric Rhodes Memorial Scholarship
The Eric Rhodes Scholarship was established by was established by the Mechanical Engineering Department in memory of Eric Rhodes, a mechanical...
The Eric Rhodes Scholarship was established by was established by the...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP James R. Simpson Merit Scholarship
James R. Simpson was a long-time resident of Encino California. He was the kind of person who, if he heard on the radio or television that someone...
James R. Simpson was a long-time resident of Encino California. He was...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Jamie Karl Cohen Memorial Endowment
The Jamie Karl Cohen Memorial Endowment was established by Jamie’s close friend to assists students in financing their education. Jamie graduated...
The Jamie Karl Cohen Memorial Endowment was established by Jamie’s close...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Joel Friedman Memorial Scholarship
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) exists to enable students to realize their educational goals. The University’s first priority is to...
California State University, Northridge (CSUN) exists to enable students...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Jonathan David Schweid Memorial Scholarship
The Scholarship has been established by the parents of Jonathan David Schweid to honor his memory. Jonathan was a young man of many varied...
The Scholarship has been established by the parents of Jonathan David...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Katherine M. Champlin Scholarship
Katherine M Champlin dedicated her life to education before she retired from the Los Angeles School System as a principal in one of the San...
Katherine M Champlin dedicated her life to education before she retired...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Laura E. Settle Scholarship
It is the mission of the California Retired Teachers Association to financially assist students who will become future teachers in California....
It is the mission of the California Retired Teachers Association to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Leonard and Bernard Shapiro Scholarship
Leonard and Bernard Shapiro were brothers who managed Familian Corp., a plumbing and heating supplies distributor located in the San Fernando...
Leonard and Bernard Shapiro were brothers who managed Familian Corp., a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Linda Sharon Dozoretz Scholarship
The Linda Sharon Dozoretz Scholarship Endowment honoring Ms. Dozoretz’s parents, Ralph and Eileen Dozoretz, was established to support an aspiring...
The Linda Sharon Dozoretz Scholarship Endowment honoring Ms. Dozoretz’s...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Ludim Seja De Manzano Scholarship
CSUN’s education community lost a guiding light with the untimely passing of one of its brightest stars, Ludim Seja De Manzano. The former Director...
CSUN’s education community lost a guiding light with the untimely...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship
The Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship was established by Marilyn and Allen Golden to generously help disadvantaged students pursue their...
The Marilyn & Allen Golden Scholarship was established by Marilyn and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Mexican-American Community Scholarship Endowment
The Mexican-American Community Scholarship was established in June 1983 by Donald Bizar on behalf of an anonymous donor. This scholarship is...
The Mexican-American Community Scholarship was established in June 1983...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,500.00 MSP Mike Mahony Marine Corps Veterans Scholarship
Mike Mahony was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a California State University, Northridge alumnus. He passed away in October 2010....
Mike Mahony was a former member of the U.S. Marine Corps and a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Pacific Rim Assurance Company Scholarship
This scholarship is reserved for Business majors, preferably students with an interest in the insurance industry. Please note: Any change to your...
This scholarship is reserved for Business majors, preferably students...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Paul Schrogin Memorial Scholarship Endowment
This scholarship is reserved for students pursuing a degree in the field of Sociology. Undergraduate students and Graduate students may...
This scholarship is reserved for students pursuing a degree in the field...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP Pauline Maedgen Endowed Scholarship
Student must be pursuing a degree within the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences, College of Health & Human Development, College of Humanities,...
Student must be pursuing a degree within the College of Social &...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Pearl Simmons Scholarship Endowment
Pearl Simmons, along with her husband David Simmons came from humble beginnings. They were both affected by the Depression and never graduated from...
Pearl Simmons, along with her husband David Simmons came from humble...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2,000.00 MSP President's Associate Scholarship
The President’s Associates is an organization that recognizes and supports Cal State Northridge’s philanthropic leaders. Through their generous...
The President’s Associates is an organization that recognizes and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$10,000.00 MSP Priscilla Moyer Scholarship Fund
The Priscilla Moyer Scholarship Fund was created to award one annual $10,000 scholarship to a CSUN undergrtaduate student. About the...
The Priscilla Moyer Scholarship Fund was created to award one annual...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $10,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP Reggie T. Harvill, PPM Scholarship
Reggie T. Harvill was the chief supervisor of custodians at California State University Northridge in the late 1960s. The Reggie T. Harvill, PPM...
Reggie T. Harvill was the chief supervisor of custodians at California...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1000.00 MSP Reseda Woman's Club Community Scholarship Endowment
The Reseda Woman’s Club Community Scholarship Endowment was created to provide two annual scholarships to be awarded to graduates of Reseda High...
The Reseda Woman’s Club Community Scholarship Endowment was created to...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$2000.00 MSP Richard S. Whittle Memorial Endowment
The Richard S. Whittle Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Richard S Whittle, an avid supporter of the arts. He was remembered for...
The Richard S. Whittle Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $2000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1000.00 MSP Robert B. and Linda S. Axel Scholarship Endowment
About the Donor: Robert (College of Business and Economics ’64) and Linda (College of Education ’65) met while attending California State...
About the Donor: Robert (College of Business and Economics ’64) and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$500.00 MSP Seagram American Legion Post #658 Scholarship
Seagram American Legion Post is an organization that helps veterans and their families. Applicants must have financial need and a cumulative GPA of...
Seagram American Legion Post is an organization that helps veterans and...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $500.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Sergeant Gabriel Chavez Scholarship Fund
Gabriel Chavez moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 9. He is the first in his family to join the United States Marine Corps...
Gabriel Chavez moved to the United States from Mexico at the age of 9....
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial - Quota Club Scholarship
The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial Quota Scholarship was established in memory of Sibyl M. Koontz by her husband. Sibyl passed away in 1986 leaving a...
The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial Quota Scholarship was established in...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial - Women's Club of Bakersfield Scholarship Endowment
The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial – Women’s Club of Bakersfield Scholarship Endowment was established in memory of Sibyl M. Koontz by her husband....
The Sibyl M. Koontz Memorial – Women’s Club of Bakersfield Scholarship...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP STEP-UP Scholarship
The Step-Up Scholarship is funded by a Title V “Step Up to College” grant. The scholarship is used to make awards to Glendale Community College...
The Step-Up Scholarship is funded by a Title V “Step Up to College”...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
Varies MSP VWDBUG Ben Urman Memorial Scholarship
Ben Urman was a special person who served many people during his lifetime. With his leadership, the Valley West DBUG annual scholarship was...
Ben Urman was a special person who served many people during his...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: Varies
Deadline05/01/2020
$1,000.00 MSP Western Association of Food Chains Endowment
This scholarship is reserved for undergraduate students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy or a Bachelor of Science in Business...
This scholarship is reserved for undergraduate students pursuing a...
  • Deadline: 05/01/2020
  • Award: $1,000.00
Deadline05/01/2020